Recap of Day 6 on the Great Allegheny Passage

Written by Mila Sanina on .

Adventures of Day 6 are behind and the Point Made! team is scheduled to arrive in Homestead today after covering 54 miles. The big PARTY is tomorrow – Saturday, June 15.

Yesterday they rode from Rockwood to Dunbar. It has been one of the most enjoyable and most scenic ones. Every mile of the stretch was a highlight, it seems.

They crossed the Pinkerton High Bridge over the Casselman River between Markleton and Fort Hill (Mile 52 on the GAP). The section of the trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, especially in the fall, connoisseurs say. To reach the High Bridge, bicyclists cross its sister span, the Pinkerton Low Bridge, and then pedal 1.5 miles around what is known as the Pinkerton Horn.

Ohiopyle and Ohyopyle State Park are major attractions of that stretch. Even for people who have been to Ohiopyle Park many times, it would be worth rediscovering it on the wheels. It offers fantastic views of the Youghiogheny River gorge.

For Sarah Carr, the trail blogger, “The section of trail from Rockwood to Dunbar was so incredibly scenic with a wide crushed limestone path that allowed you to maintain a good speed and fully enjoy your surroundings.” Read more about Day 6 on her blog.

And here are some photos from the biker-correspondent David Tucker:

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Ohiopyle Bridge (Photo by David Tucker)

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Ohiopyle (Photo by David Tucker)

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Mural along the GAP in Confluence (Photo by David Tucker)

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